Memorabilia From National Museum of African American History & Culture

ChildShackles

Middle Passage Shackles (wrought iron), c. pre-1863

Ankle shackles of the type used to restrain enslaved people aboard ships crossing the Atlantic from Africa to the Americas.

Middle Passage Shackles (wrought iron), c. pre-1863

Ankle shackles of the type used to restrain enslaved…

Courtesy of National Museum of African American History & Culture